Tir na nOg

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Tir na nOg (TNN) is an official club of the University of Oregon. It was founded spring of 2008 and became an official club at the end of spring 2009. Tir na nOg is open to both students and non-students and has a minimum age of 16. Along with being a Bele realm TNN competes against the other college realms in Oregon: Valhalla, The SOU Combat Club via Hanging Gardens of Babylon and C4 via Babylon.

History

TNN was founded in 2008 by Rocca, Acorn, Timid and Wolfe. All are veteran Babylon fighters and so were very bored with not fighting while in college and so started hitting each other with foam sticks on campus. With the addition of awesome new members and a lot of work on Rocca's part TNN is now an official college group.


Name Origin

Tír na nÓg (Old Irish Tír na n-Oc ), (IPA: [tʲi:ɾʲ n̪ˠa n̪ˠo:g]), called in English the Land of Eternal Youth or the Land of the Ever-Young, is the most popular of the Otherworlds in Irish mythology, perhaps best known from the myth of Oisín, one of the few mortals who lived there, and Niamh of the Golden Hair. It was where the Tuatha Dé Danann, or sídhe, settled when they left Ireland's surface, and was visited by some of Ireland's greatest heroes. Tír na nÓg is similar to other mythical Irish lands such as Mag Mell and Ablach.

Tír na nÓg was considered a place beyond the edges of the map, located on an island far to the west. It could be reached by either an arduous voyage or an invitation from one of its fairy residents. The isle is visited by various Irish heroes and monks in the Echtrae (Adventure) and Immram (Voyage) tales popular during the Middle Ages. This otherworld is a place where sickness and death do not exist. It is a place of eternal youth and beauty. Here, music, strength, life and all pleasurable pursuits come together in a single place. Here happiness lasts forever, no one wants for food or drink. It is the Irish equivalent of the Greek Elysium or the Valhalla of the Norse.


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